Ritwik Bhattacharya is a principal associate in the firm’s competition law practice with eight years of experience in this field. He has been involved in several landmark merger control and enforcement matters.
On the merger control side, he has been involved in some of the most complex cases before the CCI, including ZF/WABCO (GCR ‘Merger Control Matter of the Year 2021 – Asia Pacific’), Facebook/Jio (in which unconditional approval was obtained during Phase I), L&T/Schneider (the first case in which the CCI was convinced to accept purely behavioural remedies in a Phase II investigation), PVR/DT (the first case in which the CCI accepted hybrid remedies), Suzuki/Toyota (in which an expedited unconditional approval was obtained in Phase I, despite high market shares), HP/Samsung (in which unconditional approval was received in Phase I, despite high market shares), Siemens/Varian and Ctrip/MMT.
He has co-authored several publications and articles, including ‘Merger Control, Trends and Challenges’, published in USIBC Legal; the India chapter of The Merger Control Guide (Chambers) in 2018 and 2019 and ‘Antitrust Compliance Programmes in India – The Road Less Travelled’, published in the American Bar Association Journal.
He has also featured in Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders: Competition 2020 and 2021.